Tag: protests

Chile cancels APEC Summit, UN climate conference over protest violence

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 30, 2019 22:50

Chile's President Sebastian Pinera said he has made a difficult decision to cancel the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, as well as the UN climate conference. According to the president, ... Read More

Witness of violence: A tourist in Chile tells his story

editor editor- October 30, 2019 02:51

Chile has been taken over by protests. Puerto Montt and Santiago are usually peaceful cities in Chile. Due to massive protesting, they are quickly becoming centers of chaos along with ... Read More

Chile: Despite deadly protests, 2019 APEC summit is still on

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 26, 2019 18:10

Chile's Foreign Minister announced that the country is preparing for two major international events later this year, despite ongoing unrest that had claimed the lives of at least 18 people ... Read More

Flights canceled, roads blocked as Catalan protesters target transport infrastructure

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 15, 2019 15:32

More turbulent protests targeting transport infrastructure have taken place all over Catalonia on Tuesday, following a night of violence across the region. Massive Catalan unrest started yesterday in response to ... Read More

Hong Kong protests send tourism into a free fall

editor editor- October 15, 2019 02:59

Even though tourism in Hong Kong right now is in a free fall due to the ongoing protests, what it means for travelers is bargains galore. Some of the best ... Read More

Hong Kong no mask law evokes new protests

editor editor- October 8, 2019 20:58

The recent decision by Hong Kong authorities to invoke emergency law and ban face masks has resulted in a period of unrest. Protests against this new no mask law have ... Read More

Urgent Hong Kong update for visitors

editor editor- October 2, 2019 22:02

Yesterday were the National Day Celebrations in Hong Kong – a national holiday this year marking 70 years of Communist Party rule - and as anticipated, it was a day ... Read More

Hong Kong government forced to shelf China extradition bill amid huge street protests

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 15, 2019 16:10

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing leader, has announced that her government is suspending the plans to introduce a controversial extradition bill, caving to popular opposition that saw mass street protests ... Read More

Switzerland interrupted: Hundreds of thousands of Swiss women go on nationwide strike

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 19:06

Women in Switzerland walked off the job on Friday, staging demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality, and an end to sexual harassment and violence. Discontent over sexism and workplace ... Read More

Uganda tour operators warn of mass protests over proposed Murchison Falls dam

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 12, 2019 18:54

In an advertisement in “The New Vision” daily by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on June 7, a notice of intended application for a license from Bonang Power and Energy ... Read More

Bugoma Forest must remain, says Uganda’s President, but conservationists not celebrating just yet

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 18, 2019 17:45

Following a sustained campaign over a court ruling to lease Bugoma Forest to Hoima Sugar Works last month, Uganda President Museveni has pronounced that Bugoma Forest must remain. This follows ... Read More

France remains world’s top tourist destination despite ‘Yellow Vests’ nuisance

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2019 17:52

According to France’s national statistics institute (INSEE), the number of nights foreign tourists spent in the country’s hotels, campsites and youth hostels reached 438.2 million, marking an increase of nine ... Read More

Travel to Zimbabwe: U.S. White House issues statement on national emergency

editor editor- March 6, 2019 01:14

It appears after Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe was removed by a coup, there are some who actually wish the old regime was back and the country was back to what ... Read More

Why does the European Union Parliament condemn Zimbabwe again?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2019 23:36

The European Union yesterday renewed sanctions against Zimbabwe after condemning the chaotic situation of human right abuses in that Southern African country. Here is what the joint resolution by the ... Read More

Former ZImbabwe Tourism Minister Dr. Walter Mzembi is alive

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 3, 2019 19:59

The former Minister of Tourism and Hospitality for Zimbabwe, Dr. Walter Mzembi talked to eTurboNews Sunday night  from his residence in Johannesburg after social media and numerous Zimbabwe and South ... Read More

Massive anti-Uber protest paralyzes Madrid

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2019 15:27

Madrid's anti-riot police, backed by a fleet of tow trucks and cranes, took several hours to clear the vehicles from the capital’s Paseo de la Castellana after hundreds of taxis ... Read More

$12.60 per gallon: Zimbabwe sets world’s gasoline price record

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 15, 2019 16:45

Zimbabwe is in the midst of an severe economic crisis and acute shortage of foreign currency, which has led to fuel, bread and other essential goods shortages. Many Zimbabwean companies ... Read More

American Beverage Institute: Come to Utah for vacation, leave on probation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2018 21:10

The American Beverage Institute, a national restaurant group feels the tourism industry is getting hurt in not allowing visitors to drink more than 2 beers and driving a car. The ... Read More

India train grounded for 2 months: Travelers infuriated

editor editor- December 26, 2018 22:47

According to the railway authorities, the DMU service between Jammu and Udhampur, train number 7406/74907, shall remain suspended until March 5, 2019. Read More

Egypt boosts nationwide security for Christmas and New Year

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 24, 2018 23:15

Egypt's Armed Forces, in coordination with the Ministry of Interior, has intensified measures to secure Christmas and New Year's celebrations nationwide, the army said in a statement on Monday. "The ... Read More

Global protest over United Airlines staff cuts

editor editor- December 13, 2018 15:18

United Airlines flight attendants are protesting staff cuts at airports all around the world today Read More

Visiting Paris yesterday: Not really a good idea

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 8, 2018 20:52

A huge clean-up operation is currently underway in Paris and started in the early hours Sunday morning after French "yellow vest" demonstrators clashed with riot police in the latest round ... Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018 21:27

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law cases. Read More

Zimbabwe: A genocide in progress? Should Tourists Leave?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 2, 2018 07:58

Foreign tourist should leave Zimbabwe. After a violent crackdown Tuesday night, a scary calm is returning to portions of Zimbabwe This may not be a constant situation. "Zimbabwe is open for ... Read More

Small Australian town battles McDonald’s

editor editor- April 1, 2013 09:39

TECOMA, Australia - It seems that in at least one part of the world, the golden arches have lost a little luster. Read More

Life halted after Shia massacre in Pakistan

editor editor- February 20, 2013 00:58

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Life remained paralyzed across Pakistan as thousands of people took to streets on Tuesday and staged protest rallies and sit-ins on the call of Majlis Wahdat Muslimeen ... Read More

Grand Prix tourists gawk at Montreal protests

editor editor- June 11, 2012 03:39

A weekend that brought Montreal’s social unrest to the international stage ended Sunday with police clamping down on an attempt to disrupt the city’s Grand Prix Formula One race. Read More

Syria: UN urges end to violence and calls for probe into killings

editor editor- April 25, 2011 03:24

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the ongoing violence against peaceful demonstrators in Syria, which has resulted in more deaths and many injuries, and called upon the country's authorities Read More

Tourists: Damage caused by protestors “a total shame”

editor editor- March 28, 2011 01:41

The damage caused by violent anti-cuts demonstrators was branded “embarrassing” and “a total shame” by tourists visiting the capital. Read More

Yemen’s tourism minister resigns over violence in Sana’a

editor editor- March 20, 2011 06:13

Yemen's Tourism Minister, Nabil Al-Fakeh resigned from his post and quit the ruling party Friday after the shooting attack on anti-government protesters in Sana'a, becoming the first cabinet member to Read More

UN experts concerned over limits on freedom of expression

editor editor- February 8, 2011 05:16

A group of United Nations independent human rights experts voiced alarm at limits imposed by governments on the right to freedom of expression and information, saying recent mass protests in ... Read More

3 killed in deadly anti-government protests in Egypt

editor editor- January 26, 2011 04:59

Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets on Tuesday in what were reportedly the largest demonstrations in years, and which they explicitly tied to the successful uprising in nearby Tunisia. Read More

Self-immolation becomes horrific new trend in Arab world

editor editor- January 18, 2011 06:39

The popular protests in Tunisia that have caused upheaval in the government were sparked by Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old unemployed college graduate, who set himself on fire in protest. Read More

Tunisia urged to stop using excessive force against protestors

editor editor- January 13, 2011 04:43

The United Nations’ top human rights official today urged the Tunisian government to ensure that its security forces stop using excessive force against demonstrators, and to start credible investiga Read More